"Hey, Applejack!" Twilight Sparkle said, waving at Applejack.
"Howdy, sugarcube. Woo-wee! I sure needed a break from workin' at the farm." Applejack said, trotting up to the purple princess.
"Yeah?" Twilight turns to face applejack again.
"How long have ya been waiting here?"
"Eeerrrr.... about an hour..." Applejack stared at the alicorn with wide eyes.
"An hour? Didn't you have other things to do?" Applejack exclaimed. Twilight bites her lip. She was about to say something when something nearly collided into her.
"OH JEEZE! Sorry, Twi!" cried the rainbow mane pegasus.
"Rainbow Dash! How many times must we go over this?" Applejack shouted, then immediately regretted it. She didn't know why, but she did.
"Sorry, AJ. Hey! There's Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy!" The two ponies turned in the direction Rainbow was pointing.
"Hey, guys!" Twilight said, waving a hoof at them.
"Hello, darlings. Sorry if I'm late. Well, we're late. I had to finish a few things first. Not to metion finishing a dress on time." Rarity giggled, fluffing her hair innocently.
"No, no. You guys are just on time. A nice, relaxing night at Cafe Du Mane is perfect. We've been caught up in our own stuff to do, we've barely had time to hang out with each other anymore!" Twilight said, clapping her front hooves together.
"But there's still one more I'm waiting for..." Twilight said, but her friends were already starting to enter the resturant.
I hope she gets here soon. Twilight thought. The six ponies entered Cafe Du Mane, all still chatting.
"Ah, Princess Twilight and her friends! This way please." said a waitress, grabbing seven menus. She led the six ponies to the back of the resturant where there was a corner seat. Twilight, Rarity, and Fluttershy all sat on one wall while Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash sat on the other side.
"I'm confused. Why d-"
"I already had a table requested before you all arrived." Twilight said, cutting Rainbow Dash off. "I even paid already."
"Thank you so much, darling! I don't know how to thank you!" Rarity exclaimed, hugging Twilight.
"No need to." Twilight said as Rarity let go of her.
"Hey, Applejack are you okay? You're staring at Rainbow Dash." Rarity said.
"Oh! I... uh... I'm fine." Applejack studdered, feeling slightly embarrassed.
"Oh! Hey! Rainbowrio!" Twilight called to another pony, who was walking through Cafe Du Mane, tring to find Twilight and her friends. Rio smiled and trotted over to the six ponies.
"Hey, Twilight! Hey, Rainbow Dash!" the rainbow maned alicorn said as she sat next to Rainbow Dash, pushing Pinkie Pie to the curved corner.
"You already know Rainbow Dash?" Twilight asked.
"Know her? She's my neighbor! Well, used to be. A trio of pegasi threatened to sell her house to them or they would... what was it again?" Rainbow Dash asked, rubbing her mane.
"Kill me when they got the chance. I don't know why. But we have to share a house now." Rainbowrio said.
"Yeah. My house was a bit too small so we had to get a new one. It looks the same on the outside but VERY different on the inside. There are also more rooms. And the house is a bit bigger. Not really noticable. And she kinda got overexcited like Pinkie Pie would. She actually has A LOT in common with us. Go ahead and name them." Rainbow said.
"Are you sure I won't bore you out with a couple dozen words like I did last time?" Rainbowrio said, nudging the blue pegasus.
"Rio!" Rainbow said, laughing. She hit thw white alicorn on the shoulder.
"Alright, alright!" Rainbowrio said in between laughs. She calmed down and began.
"So I tend to get a little overactive over little things like Rarity. But it's a sometimes for me. I love books like Twilight. Which is sometimes why RAINBOW DASH HERE CALLS ME AN EGGHEAD TOO." Rainbowrio said, raising her voice and catching the attention of a few nerby ponies to their table.
"STOP LAUGHING!" Rainbowrio shouted, hit Rainbow Dash in the back, who was trying to muffle her laughs.
"Whatever. I can be sometimes be shy when I'm meeting a new pony, like Fluttershy. But if they're meeting me, I'm less shy. I can be over energetic like Pinkie Pie and sometumes tend to break the fourth wall. I'm s-"
"Ooohh! A new buddy to break the fourth wall with me!" Pinkie Pie exclaimed, trying not to jump ot of her seat.
"Not right now, Pinkie. I'm sometimes stubborn like Applejack. I forgot to metion I'm also sometimes a doormat but I'm more stubborn. Rainbow Dash? If there's something I'm SUPER EXCITED for, I HATE WAITING. SO MUCH. I hate slow, I also love Daring Do but I like Wings of Fire more." Rainbowrio said. Rainbow Dash smiled and nudged Rio. Applejack slightly frowned. She didn't know why though. The waitress came over.
"Are you guys ready to order?" she asked.
"Oh! Sorry. We didn't look at the menus yet." Twilight said.
"It's alright. Call me over when you're ready." said the waitress.
"Also, my name is Unix. I'll be helping you guys today." she said, putting a card down onto the table. She trotted away to a different table. Twilight and the other six ponies picked up the menus and they looked through it in silence. It felt slightly awkward.
"Are you all ready to order?" Twilight Sparkle said, breaking the silence.
"Yes." said all six ponies, who looked at each other awkwardly. Twilight waved a hoof, signaling to Unix they were ready to order.
"What can I get for you guys?" she asked, floating a notebook and pen from her pocket.
"I'll have the daffodil sandwich." Twilight said.
"Apple fritter." Applejack said, moving a hoof towards Rainbow's leg.
"Daffodil Soup please." Rarity said, fluffing her mane.
"I'll go with daffodil soup as well." Rainbow Dash said.
"Ramen Noodles." Rainbowrio said.
"Um... the salad." Fluttershy squeaked.
"A dozen cupcakes all flavors!!!" Pinkie Pie exclaimed.
"Tea." Twilight, Fluttershy, Rarity said at the same time.
"Pepsi." Rainbowrio said.
"Apple cider." Applejack and Rainbow Dash said at the same time.
"Alright. Is that it for now?" Unix asked, grabbing the menus.
"Yes. Thank you." Twilight said. Unix trotted away. She gave one of the chefs the order and she headed back to the counter by the entrance.
"What the fuck was that for?" Applejack heard Rainbowrio say as she pushed Rainbow Dash in to Applejack.
"Hey!" Applejack shouted. But Rainbow Dash paid no attention to her.
"What the hell?" Rainbow Dash shouted back, laughing.
Applejack looked over at Rainbow Dash and Rainbowrio, who were busy making a fuss and messing around. She turned around and Pinkie Pie happily chattered with AJ.
A few minutes later, the food and drinks finally arrived.
"Thank you." Twilight said. She picked up the sandwich and took a bite.
"Oh goodness this tastes good!" Twilight said after she swallowed her first bite.
"This is such good soup!" Rarity said. Rainbow Dash took a sip.
"Man, this is the second best soup I've ever tasted. Of course, it's not as good as the one Granny Smith makes, but it's good enough!" Rainbow Dash said. Applejack blushed and tried to hide that. AJ picked up her apple fritter and she also took a bite.
"This tastes mighty good, but it also can't compare to Granny Smith's apple fritters." Applejack commented.
"Wow! Did they're cooking improve? These Ramen Noodles taste better than the last time I was here. Which was a few months ago." Rainbowrio said, taking another mouthful of noodles. Rainbow Dash laughed. Fluttershy slowly ate her salad as she thought about her critters at home.
"Fluttershy? Are you alright?" Rarity asked.
"Oh! Yes. I-I'm just thinking." Fluttershy said, taking another bite of salad. Pinkie Pie picked up a cupcake and shoved it into her mouth.
"YUM!" she yelled, her mouth still full.
"Manners, Pinkie! Manners!" Rarity cried. The two rainbow maned mares giggled at Rarity's overreaction.
Once the seven ponies finished eating, they headed home. Of course, Rainbow Dash and Rainbowrio left together. Applejack walked away, occasionally looking behind her and at the blue pegasus. She had been feeling weird around her the entire time at Cafe du Mane. Applejack wondered why. But Granny Smith, Big Mac, and Apple Bloom would be waiting back at the barn. She ran to Sweet Apple Acres as soon as the two ponies were out of sight.